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Sharm El Sheikh

Sharm El Sheikh Holidays

Sharm El Sheikh Holidays

Devoted to sun and seaside holidays, the purpose-built resort of Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt is an all-inclusive paradise packed with adventure.

Holidays in Sharm El Sheikh

Located on the southern tip of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, Sharm El Sheikh is a dazzling gem of the Red Sea. This stunning holiday destination is renowned for its crystal-clear sea, vibrant coral reefs, luxurious resorts, and rich culture. Whether you're diving into the vibrant underwater world, exploring the mystical desert landscapes, or simply relaxing on pristine beaches, every moment spent here is filled with wonder and excitement.

With its year-round sunshine, stunning natural beauty, and endless activities, Sharm El Sheikh is an ideal holiday destination for all types of travellers. Dive into the magic of Sharm El Sheikh on your next holiday with Hays Travel. 

When is the best time to visit? Sharm El Sheikh enjoys a warm climate year-round. However, the best times to visit are from March to May and September to November when the weather is pleasant, and the tourist crowds are smaller.

Where is the best place to stay? From luxurious resorts and all-inclusive hotels to budget-friendly accommodations, Sharm El Sheikh offers a wide range of lodging options to suit every budget and preference.

Travel guide

Whether you’re planning an all-inclusive family holiday, a romantic getaway, or a solo adventure, Sharm El Sheikh promises to leave you with unforgettable memories.

  • Best time to visit: March-May & September-November
  • Average flight time: 5 Hours 19 Minutes
  • Most suited for: Couples, Families
  • Currency: the Egyptian pound
  • Time Difference: +2 hours
Sharm El Sheikh Holidays

Sharm El Sheikh Holidays

Dive into an Underwater Wonderland

Dive into an Underwater Wonderland

Sharm El Sheikh is a world-renowned diving and snorkelling destination, boasting some of the most spectacular underwater scenery on the planet. The Ras Mohammed National Park, a protected marine reserve, is a must-visit. Here, you can watch exotic fish dart between vibrant coral gardens, encounter a myriad of marine life, spot sea turtles munching on swaying seagrass, and even dive at the famous Shark and Yolanda Reefs. For those new to diving, numerous dive centres offer beginner courses, ensuring everyone can experience the wonders beneath the waves.

Pristine Beaches & Pulsing Nights

Pristine Beaches & Pulsing Nights

For those seeking relaxation, Sharm El Sheikh's beaches are second to none. Naama Bay, with its golden sands and tranquil waters, is perfect for sunbathing and swimming. The bay is lined with bustling beachfront cafes and restaurants, providing the ideal setting for a leisurely day by the sea. For a more secluded experience, visit Shark’s Bay or Ras Um Sid, where you can unwind in serene surroundings. As the sun sets, Sharm El Sheikh transforms into a lively nightlife hub. Naama Bay is the heart of the action, with a vibrant strip of bars, nightclubs, and entertainment venues. Dance the night away at renowned clubs like Pacha and Little Buddha or enjoy a more laid-back evening at one of the many beach bars offering live music and shisha. For a unique experience, visit the open-air Sinai Grand Casino.

Embark on Cultural Desert Adventures

Embark on Cultural Desert Adventures

Beyond the beaches, Sharm El Sheikh offers the allure of the desert. Experience the stark beauty of the Sinai Desert with a thrilling jeep safari or a peaceful camel ride. Explore the dramatic landscapes, visit the awe-inspiring Sinai Mountains, and witness a breathtaking desert sunset. For an unforgettable cultural experience, join a Bedouin camp and enjoy traditional food, music, and stories under a star-studded sky. Sharm El Sheikh is steeped in history and culture. Take a trip to St. Catherine's Monastery, located at the foot of Mount Sinai. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a treasure trove of ancient manuscripts, religious icons, and the famed Burning Bush. For a dose of local culture, visit the bustling Old Market (Sharm El-Maya) where you can shop for traditional crafts, spices, and souvenirs.

Seaside Activities and Rejuvenation

Seaside Activities and Rejuvenation

Sharm El Sheikh is a haven for water sports enthusiasts. From windsurfing and parasailing to jet skiing and banana boat rides, the options are endless. The clear, calm waters are ideal for paddleboarding and kayaking, allowing you to explore the coastline at your own pace. On land, you can enjoy a round of golf at one of the area’s world-class courses or hike through the rugged Sinai Mountains for spectacular views. For those looking to rejuvenate after days of adventure, Sharm El Sheikh offers numerous spas and wellness centres. Indulge in a relaxing massage, enjoy a soothing hammam, or participate in a yoga session overlooking the Red Sea. Many luxury resorts feature state-of-the-art wellness facilities, ensuring a perfect blend of adventure and relaxation on your holiday.

Food & Drink

Food & Drink

The culinary scene in Sharm El Sheikh is a delightful blend of local and international flavours. Enjoy fresh seafood at beachfront restaurants, savour traditional Egyptian dishes like koshari and shawarma, and indulge in an array of global cuisines. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience a traditional Bedouin dinner in the desert, where you can feast on grilled meats, rice, and salads while enjoying cultural performances.

Sharm El Sheikh Weather

Average monthly temperature in Sharm El Sheikh (°C)

  • Jan 18°C
  • Feb 19°C
  • Mar 21°C
  • Apr 25°C
  • May 29°C
  • Jun 32°C
  • Jul 33°C
  • Aug 33°C
  • Sep 31°C
  • Oct 27°C
  • Nov 23°C
  • Dec 19°C
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